To Our Children's Children's Children

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To Our Children's Children's Children
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Studio album by The Moody Blues
Released 21 November 1969
Recorded May–September 1969 at Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London, England
Genre Progressive rock
Length 40:15
Label Threshold Records
Producer Tony Clarke
The Moody Blues chronology
On the Threshold of a Dream
(1969)On the Threshold of a Dream1969
To Our Children's Children's Children
(1969)
A Question of Balance
(1970)A Question of Balance1970
Singles from To Our Children's Children's Children
  1. "Watching and Waiting"
    Released: 31 October 1969
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]

To Our Children's Children's Children is the fifth album by The Moody Blues, released in November 1969.

Background[edit]

The album was the first released on the group's newly formed Threshold record label, which was named after the band's previous album from the same year, On the Threshold of a Dream. It was inspired by the 1969 moon landing, and the songs centre on the twin themes of space travel and children, with minor-key tonalities and a distinct psychedelic influence.[citation needed] It is the fourth of what are popularly considered the group's "core seven" (or Classic Seven) albums from 1967 to 1972.

Release[edit]

While the extracted single, "Watching and Waiting," did not do well in that market, To Our Children's Children's Children was critically well-received and sold well, reaching number 2 in the UK albums chart[2] and number 14 in the US.[3] The album was mixed and released in both stereo and quadraphonic.

The album was one of those listened to, on cassette tape, by the crew of Apollo 15 in 1971.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Side A
No. Title Writer(s) Lead vocals Length
1. "Higher and Higher" Graeme Edge Pinder (narration) 4:07
2. "Eyes of a Child I" John Lodge Lodge 3:24
3. "Floating" Ray Thomas Thomas 3:02
4. "Eyes of a Child II" Lodge Lodge 1:20
5. "I Never Thought I'd Live to Be a Hundred" Justin Hayward Hayward 1:05
6. "Beyond" Edge   2:59
7. "Out and In" Mike Pinder, Lodge Pinder 3:50
Side B
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Gypsy (Of a Strange and Distant Time)" Hayward Hayward 3:33
2. "Eternity Road" Thomas Thomas 4:19
3. "Candle of Life" Lodge Lodge, Hayward 4:15
4. "Sun Is Still Shining" Pinder Pinder 3:40
5. "I Never Thought I'd Live to Be a Million" Hayward Hayward 0:34
6. "Watching and Waiting" Hayward, Thomas Hayward 4:16

In March 2006, the album was remastered into SACD and repackaged into a 2CD Deluxe Edition.

In 2008, a remaster for single standard audio CD was issued with the five bonus tracks.

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
1969 UK Albums Chart 2
1970 Billboard 200 14

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ To Our Children's Children's Children at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Moody Blues | Full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". Official Charts. Retrieved June 12, 2016. 
  3. ^ "The Moody Blues – Chart History | Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved June 12, 2016. 
  4. ^ "HSA Space Exploration and Aviation Auction Catalog #6000". Heritage Capital Corporation. 1 February 2008. Retrieved 13 January 2018 – via Google Books. 

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